'Robbers' in the Bible
The dwellings of robbers prosper; those who provoke God are [apparently] secure; God supplies them abundantly [who have no god but their own hands and power].
A [dreadful] sound of terrors is in his ears; in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him [the dwellings of robbers are not at peace].
Who gave up Jacob [the kingdom of Judah] for spoil, and [the kingdom of] Israel to the robbers? Was it not the Lord, He against Whom we [of Judah] have sinned and in Whose ways they [of Israel] would not walk, neither were they obedient to His law or His teaching?
Has this house, which is called by My Name, become a den of robbers in your eyes [a place of retreat for you between acts of violence]? Behold, I Myself have seen it, says the Lord.
Also I will turn My face from them and they shall profane My secret treasure [the temple]; and robbers shall enter into it and profane it.
And as troops of robbers lie in wait for a man, so the company of priests murder on the road toward Shechem; yes, they commit villainy and outrages.
If thieves came to you, if robbers by night -- "how you are brought to nothing! -- "would they not steal only enough for themselves? If grape gatherers came to you, would they not leave some grapes for gleaning? [But this ravaging was done by God, not men.]
He said to them, The Scripture says, My house shall be called a house of prayer; but you have made it a den of robbers.
At the same time two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right hand and one on the left.
And the robbers who were crucified with Him also abused and reproached and made sport of Him in the same way.
And He taught and said to them, Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations? But you have turned it into a den of robbers.
And with Him they crucified two robbers, one on [His] right hand and one on His left.
Jesus, taking him up, replied, A certain man was going from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him of his clothes and belongings and beat him and went their way, [ unconcernedly] leaving him half dead, as it happened.
Which of these three do you think proved himself a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?
The Pharisee took his stand ostentatiously and began to pray thus before and with himself: God, I thank You that I am not like the rest of men -- "extortioners (robbers), swindlers [unrighteous in heart and life], adulterers -- "or even like this tax collector here.
Telling them, It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer; but you have made it a cave of robbers.
All others who came [as such] before Me are thieves and robbers, but the [true] sheep did not listen to and obey them.
Nor cheats (swindlers and thieves), nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilers and slanderers, nor extortioners and robbers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God.